Stories

How Uber is changing parking

September 22, 2017 / US

Ever feel like you’re wasting your life searching for parking? There’s nothing more frustrating than arriving at your destination and being forced to search for a place to park. In addition to the frustration of battling for an open spot, there might be a hit to your bank account as well.

 

Beat the stresses of parking with Uber

 

According to a study commissioned by INRIX, a leading transportation analytics firm, motorists spend an average of 17 hours a year searching for spots. In addition to all that stress, the real costs spent searching are estimated at $345 per driver in wasted time, fuel, and emissions.

Once you find that magic spot, the costs don’t stop there. The study estimates drivers spend an additional $20 billion a year, or $97 per driver, in overestimated parking costs in the hopes of avoiding parking tickets.

 

 

There is good news though. With Uber, the stress of parking can be a thing of the past. With quick and reliable pickups and dropoffs, you’ll no longer need to worry about where to park. There’s no feeding the meter or roaming around the block looking for a spot. Just type in your destination and your driver will drop you off right in front.

With affordable ride options like uberPOOL and uberX, getting to and from your destination is probably more affordable than you think. So when you feel like leaving the stresses of parking behind, your destination is always just a tap away with Uber.